Japan opened the public comment for newly developed Japanese Agricultural Standards (JAS) for wood pellet fuel. Comments are due to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries by December 9, 2021.
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FY2021 agricultural exports reach record levels.
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Japan: Draft 2021 Forest and Forestry Basic Plan

On April 26, 2021, Japan’s Forestry Agency released the new draft Forest and Forestry Basic Plan, which aims to increase domestic wood consumption to 40 percent by 2030.
On March 31, 2021, Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism expanded its recognition of American Lumber Standard Committee’s (ALSC) grading of the Spruce-Pine-Fir South (SPFs) grouping to include U
Construction sector has been the primary consumer of softwood lumber and engineered wood products in Japan.
Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) proposed a new Japan Agricultural Standard (JAS) for “finger jointed lumber” used for studs, furring strips and reinforcement rafters...
On April 23, 2020, in response to COVID-19 air travel disruptions, Japan notified the World Trade Organization via G/SPS/N/JPN/755 that Japan would temporarily accept electronic copies...
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Japan: JAS Program Supports Domestic Lumber

In 2019, Japan’s Forestry Agency (FA) developed the Japan Agricultural Standard (JAS) Structural Wood Expansion Program, a $22 million support program for JAS-graded structural wood products.
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Japan: Import Regulations and Standards for Wood Products

This report provides an overview of Japan’s general legal, technical and certification requirements for imported forest products, such as wood and bioenergy products.
On December 18, 2019, Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) invited public comment on revised Japan Agricultural Standards for laminated veneer lumber...
Government of Japan published the official English translation of the revised Act on Japanese Agricultural Standards (JAS), amended on June 16, 2017.
Japan’s Forestry Agency is targeting a domestic wood supply increase from 30 million cubic meters in 2017 to 40 million cubic meters by 2025.